Blythswood Trust Donates Mosquito Nets

Blythswood Trust Donates Mosquito Nets

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in News | No Comments

Blythswood Trust recently made a donation to Pamoja (www.pamojacharity.org) to enable them to buy new mosquito nets in Kenya.  Twenty nets were bought to replace old and worn-out nets for the Mier Pamoja Children’s Care Centre in a rural area near Kisumu.  This is a malaria-prone area with a thriving population of mosquitos, especially when […]

Sue, Richard & Toby – Home again!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Ten days after arriving back home I’ve finally got a few minutes to complete our Autumn 2016 Kenya blog. We’ve been enjoying little luxuries like drinking water from the tap and having hot showers, but have also been busy reporting back on our visit to Pamoja Trustees, checking and passing on the annual reports and […]

Some pictures at last!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

So after many words, here are some pictures.  I thought – what pictures would you like to see?  Building toilets?  New storage units?  Solar panels being installed?  Or, even more exciting – putting in a new drain?  I’m sure all those things are appreciated by the people at Magina, but they pictures can wait!  Instead, […]

Sue, Toby & Richard update 19th November

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Our final few days in Magina have certainly had their highs and lows. One high was the party that the Care Centre people organised for us on Thursday evening; the lowest point was the discovery of an infestation of bedbugs on Monday! On Sunday we were at Millicent and Eric’s Church again with the now […]

Useful Kenyan phrases and their English interpretations

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This is not a phrase book for Kiswahili or Luo, but rather a guide to English phrases that our Kenyan friends use that may be easily misinterpreted. It is a good road. There may be some tarmac, but it will also have potholes/crazy traffic and will probably mainly be a dirt track, possibly even deteriorating […]

Sue, Richard & Toby update 12th November 2016

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Sue, Richard & Toby update 12th November Greetings once again from sunny Kenya! The temperature has been in the 30s most of this week, hitting a high of 37 one day. We understand that it’s not quite as warm as that back home! Don’t get too jealous, though: the relentless heat during the day means […]

Sue, Richard and Toby update 5th November 2016

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

It may be 5th November, but there are no fireworks here tonight! We’ve had a few spectacular natural shows in the sky in the form of electric storms over the past few nights, but very little rain. The 30 minutes we had on Tuesday helped briefly, but much more is needed, however inconvenient it might […]

A journey to Kisumu from Magina

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Following last year’s guide to driving in Kenya, we thought we would invite you to join our guided trip from here to Kisumu, the ‘little city’ (according to Millicent) about 30 minutes away. Sue noted down various points of interest along the way. When you read this, you will understand why we pray each time […]

Sue, Richard & Toby update 1st November 2016

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We’ve been at Magina, near Kisumu, almost a week as I write this. Apologies for lack of contact – we have had some internet challenges and we have also been busy! But we are all still alive and well – thank you for your prayers and continued interest. A lot has happened since our arrival, […]